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Discover cutting edge innovations in science and technology from across Europe with three new specials from Discovery Channel's "MegaWorld" series. Hosted by Kevin Brauch ("da Vinci: Unlocking the Genius," "Thirsty Traveller") "MegaWorld" explores the fast, furious and fantastic technological advancements coming out of Europe, including super cars and jets, the world's largest remote-controlled underground mine and floating houses. Presented on Discovery HD, find out how these stunning achievements from across the continent are changing our world and the way we live in it.
Travel to Barrow, England, where 3,200 steelworkers, designers, engineers, fitters, electricians and other skilled workers are constructing a nuclear-powered hunter-killer submarine. In Leicester, Rolls Royce unveils its latest creation: the ultra-luxurious Phantom Drophead Coupe. Next, find out what incredible lengths Land Rover goes to ensure that all of their vehicles live up to their off-roading image. Additional highlights include the assembly of the Eurofighter Typhoon - Europe's fastest jetfighter - and a look at indoor skydiving.
Roar into Sweden with a look at one of the world's fastest cars: the Koenigsegg. This U.S. $650,000 vehicle is capable of reaching speeds of 388km per hour. For more automotive marvels, "MegaWorld" heads out to top secret winter driving courses where the world's leading car manufacturers test their prototypes.
Go underground and watch as the mission control centre for the world's largest underground mine uses joysticks to move trains, tractors and loading machines via a network of underground cameras. Then, visit the one spot on earth where Absolut Vodka is made and go inside their incredible bottle assembling line. Megaworld takes to the air from Western Europe's largest overland test area where the Swedish armed forces test missiles intended for enemy aircraft.
Rotterdam is Europe's busiest port. Watch as the most powerful tugboats in the world tow gargantuan container ships and tankers through the narrow channels of the hectic harbour. Then, in order to avert another disaster from flooding the Dutch have invented a whole new way of constructing homes: they float! Find out how the world's largest flower auction sells over 20 million flowers and plants every day. Finally, come for a ride in the world's fastest road-car, the Donkervoort, which can go from 0-100 in 3.6 seconds.
From the techniques used to perfect the sleekest sports cars on the road to the initiatives developed to keep Venice above water, "MegaWorld: Italy" reveals the ground-breaking strides scientists, engineers, inventors and designers are making in their respective fields. Join these experts as they reveal the secrets behind Italy's latest achievements. Then, step inside the state-of-the-art facilities where leading experts reveal how Italy's coolest and fastest exports are developed, manufactured and tested for use.
Industrious and innovative, Germany is an engineering powerhouse! From resurfacing a busy airport runway in mere hours to a tractor/tank hybrid designed to safely clear landmines, the country's top scientists, engineers, designers and inventors are leading the charge into the 21st century. See how Deutschland's innovations are changing the world we live in.
Join the French Navy's specialized dive team on a two-day training mission in extreme conditions. This elite crew is the go-to team when an airplane goes down and its black box needs to be recovered from the bottom of the ocean, or when a submarine crew is trapped and needs oxygen delivered to them. Other sea-worthy innovations featured in the special include a look at Infremer, the leading French institute for underwater research. There is a fear that the Alps are slipping into the Mediterranean ocean, posing the very real threat of a tsunami. Follow scientists from Infremer as they monitor the underwater base of these mountains to track that possibility.